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Re: Just a thought

by mothra (Hermit)
on Feb 17, 2001 at 00:10 UTC ( #58966=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Just a thought

"When <favorite language here> is your only hammer, everything looks like a nail!"

This statement is always true, except when it's false.

Realistically, there are many languages that allow you to do pretty much anything and everything (C, C++, Perl, Python, Java, VB, etc). But there's a big difference between allowing a task to be done, and providing a path for doing it easily.

While Perl allows you to write large GUI apps for end-users, you'd be lucky to come out of the project alive. :) And of course, large GUI app development is just one example of where Perl sucks. :)

Why am I "flaming" Perl? I'm not. I'm open-minded as any good hacker (that to which I aspire to be) should be. There are at least 5-6 things that I HATE about any and every language I've ever used, and Perl is no different.

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